THIRD PERIOD TALLIES - The Rangers recorded one goal in the third period of tonight's game. As of the conclusion of tonight's game, the Blueshirts lead the NHL in third period goals this season (87), and the Rangers' 87 third period goals are the most a team has recorded in any period thus far in 2016-17.
STAYING DISCIPLINED - New York was assessed two penalties in tonight's game. The Rangers have been shorthanded three times or fewer in each of the last nine games and in 20 of the last 22 contests.
Chris Kreider tallied a goal, led all Rangers with four shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 17:31 of ice time. He leads the Rangers in goals (15) and points (28) at home this season. Kreider added to his career-high in goals this season (24), and he has registered 22 points (15 goals, seven assists) in the last 30 games. He has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in 14 career games against the Canadiens, including six points in his last eight contests against Montreal.
Derek Stepan registered an assist and posted a plus-one rating in 19:08 of ice time. Stepan leads the Rangers in primary assists in 2016-17 (22), and he has recorded 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) in the last 32 games.
Mats Zuccarello notched an assist, recorded two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 17:44 of ice time. He leads the Rangers in assists this season (33), and he has tallied 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) in the last 32 contests.
Henrik Lundqvistmade his 735th career appearance with the Rangers in tonight's game, passing Terry Sawchuk for the third-most appearances with one franchise in NHL history. The only goaltenders who have appeared in more games with one franchise than Lundqvist has with the Rangers are Martin Brodeur (1,259 with New Jersey) and Tony Esposito (873 with Chicago). By making his 735th career NHL appearance in tonight's contest, Lundqvist tied Dominik Hasek for 21st place on the league's all-time appearances list. In addition, Lundqvist made his 50th appearance of the 2016-17 season tonight, becoming the first goaltender in Rangers history to appear in 50 or more games in 10 different seasons.
Ryan McDonagh led all skaters with four blocked shots while skating in a game-high 24:33 of ice time. The Rangers captain has led the team in ice time in 57 of 64 games he has played thus far during the 2016-17 season.